INFO-I 453 Computer and Information Ethics
- Prerequisite(s): None
- Delivery: Online
Ethical and professional issues that arise in the context of designing and using networked information technologies and information resources. Examines frameworks for making ethical decisions, emergent technologies and their ethical implications, information/computer professionalism. Topics include privacy, intellectual property, cybercrime, games, social justice, and codes of professional ethics.
- Define the major theories and frameworks that have shaped the study of ethics and moral behavior.
- Apply theories and methods to identify ethical challenges with emergent information technologies, and explain how they often result in unintended ethical and legal issues.
- Identify the impact of values and cultural beliefs on developing professional ethics and ethical decision-making.
- Interpret a variety of professional codes of ethics and how to apply them in decision-making, especially as an IT professional.
- Reflect on real-world ethical dilemmas that IT professionals face.
- Interpret current intellectual property laws and evaluate their relevance and applicability to modern technologies.
- Assess the relation between individual privacy and legal, regulatory, and technological challenges to privacy.
- Explain the ethical issues and regulatory requirements for using human beings and animals as research subjects.
- Evaluate students' readiness to make ethical career decisions and identify relevant information, training, and resources.
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